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Old August 11, 2013, 07:21 AM
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Really slick. That mesh top of the case is just begging to be replaced with an acrylic window though. Even if no one will ever look into it :D
CM does have a replacement window for it, but I'm still holding out for a compatible 200mm fan.

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Nice job!! Working in a tight space is not easy and you did it very well!
Yeah, I'm happy with the way it turned out. The issue with tight spaces is all over the place with this case. There is a lot of room, but there are several bottlenecks WRT space for working that become evident once you start putting parts in.

Next step is to slap the spare EK block I've got kicking around into it to see what effect that has on the balance between the GPU and CPU blocks. As it stands, when the system is fully loaded, the temps settle within 1 or 2 degrees of each other which is great, but OTOH, since those temps are pushing just slightly below 65c (absolute full load after 1hr + ) I suspect I'm at the upper limit of how much heat that single 240 rad can handle.
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Next step is to slap the spare EK block I've got kicking around into it to see what effect that has on the balance between the GPU and CPU blocks. As it stands, when the system is fully loaded, the temps settle within 1 or 2 degrees of each other which is great, but OTOH, since those temps are pushing just slightly below 65c (absolute full load after 1hr + ) I suspect I'm at the upper limit of how much heat that single 240 rad can handle.
I think you're right about the limit of this 240. You might have to go external if you add something else on this loop.
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I think you're right about the limit of this 240. You might have to go external if you add something else on this loop.
I wouldn't necessarily need to go external as there is still room for a single on the exhaust.
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I wouldn't necessarily need to go external as there is still room for a single on the exhaust.
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Sweet project in that interesting case
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Old August 14, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Speaking of cube cases......

Carbide Series® Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case - Carbide Series - Cases

Just a quick look makes me want to try it out, but, why'd they have to go and put the 5 1/4 bays in sideways? I'm a big fan of using a bay res and that would be out with this case......
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